The Body Shop Gilbert

Meet Our Trainers

The trainers and coaches at The Body Shop Gilbert offer top-notch private, personal-training in a clean and welcoming atmosphere. They will help you reach your personal fitness goals by providing options for all abilities and fitness levels. Whether you’re an athlete looking to cross train, someone looking for the first step toward their fitness journey or coming back after an injury, The Body Shop Personal Training Studio is for you.
CREDENTIALS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certified Personal Trainer, 2016
Online Nutrition Coach, 2014

Tom Jeffree

Co-Founder, Owner
Tom Jeffree is an INBA/NPC competitive bodybuilder, trainer, prep coach, and macro-nutritionist. Tom has over a decade of experience in training and nutrition. He began competitive bodybuilding in 2007, and in that time has won his class in two NPC contests and three natural overall titles.

Tom’s background is athletics. He played NCAA football at St.Lawrence University in New York, where he graduated with a Bachelors degrees in American Literature and Education.

He began working with TheBodyShop co-founder, Erik Young, to prepare for a bodybuilding competition in early 2013. They have been working together since.

When asked to describe his philosophy, Tom said: “I believe that the best ‘diet’ is one that you can keep. At TheBodyShop Gilbert, our approach of educating clients about nutrition and creating custom options based on their preferences is so effective. We provide people with sustainable tools to change their lives.”
Erik Young
CREDENTIALS
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certified Personal Trainer, 2013
Online Nutrition Coach, 2013

Erik Young

Co-Founder, Owner
Erik Young is an NPC competitor, macro-nutritionist, personal trainer and a passionate nutrition professional. Erik is well versed in the realms of macronutrients, with over 5 years of developing successful meal programs for individuals varying from stay-at-home moms to national level and pro competitors.

Erik was born in Indiana and moved to Arizona as a young boy. Residing in Gilbert, AZ with his wife and 2 kids Erik enjoys living an energetic and healthy lifestyle. Erik most recently competed March 2014 in an NPC bodybuilding competition, placing 1st in open middleweight.

Erik despises the idea of fad diets, overnight weight loss trends and the misuse of appetite suppressants. Erik’s formula for success involves properly educating individuals, developing a plan based on their specific food preferences and leading clients down the road to long-term sustainable success.
CREDENTIALS
BS Exercise And Wellness
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Online Nutrition Coach, 2013

Stefania Messina

Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach
Stefania Messina is a Nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor, personal trainer and macro nutrition coach. Stefania has experience in weight loss, strength and conditioning as well as injury prevention. Whether you want to lose weight, just feel good or get into competition shape she believes in a balanced lifestyle without having to sacrifice the foods you love.

Stefania grew up in Naples, Italy and was always very active growing up playing soccer, softball and cross country. As she got older she needed a new goal and started to pursue fitness competitions and has been hooked ever since. She won her class in her first competition and continues to compete at a national level. She also went to Arizona State and received her Bachelor's in Exercise and Wellness. She has a background in physical therapy and can help with injury prevention as well as being knowledgeable while working with people who have had previous injuries. She resides in Gilbert with her husband where she enjoys a healthy and balanced lifestyle as well as the outdoors.

Stefania believes that fitness and food go hand in hand and no one should have to be restricted to reach their goals. She believes balance between the two is absolutely achievable and it’s never too late to start towards a better, healthier you.

Meet Our Online Nutrition Coaches 

When you work with an online nutrition coach, the coach will create three tailored meal plans based off of food you like. These meal plans are not the standard boring foods like tilapia, asparagus and sweet potatoes. You have access to over 650 food items to choose from to help us create the right meal plans for you.
About Nutritional Coaching ›
Kari Burghardt

Kari Burghardt

Kari is passionate about helping clients overcome the vicious cycle of fad diets and getting a grip on their relationship with food. After struggling with an eating disorder from the young age of 14, she now has the tools to fuel her body without the guilt associated with eating “bad” foods vs “good” foods. Nothing is off limits anymore. No more restricting, no more feeling deprived. She teaches clients how to incorporate the foods they love into their daily lives while still making progress with weight loss goals.

Kari is a small town girl who grew up in South Dakota and moved to Arizona in December 2014. She’s a busy mom who has found a way to put her fitness and health at the top of her priority list so that she can be the best mom to her kiddos.
CREDENTIALS
Graduated from Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Author, Diet Makeover for Moms
Online Nutrition Coach 2016
Eating Disorder Recovery Advocate
Coach Katie

Katie Mollica

Katie is a former gymnast and college cheerleader. She has always been active and interested in how nutrition plays a part our body’s physique and its ability to function. After being dedicated to the Paleo diet for 4 years, she wasn’t finding the results she was looking for. A friend referred her to Erik for macro coaching and the rest is history. Katie recently joined The Body Shop Gilbert so that she can start paying that knowledge forward. She is passionate about showing her clients that they can still enjoy their life and lose weight without feeling like they are on a strict diet. 

Katie is native to Arizona and is a personal trainer, a bootcamp instructor and a spinning instructor at Cyclebar.
CREDENTIALS
Certified Personal Trainer
Online Nutrition Coach

Jenna Powell

Jenna grew up working out in her garage as a teenager playing competitive sports including swimming, volleyball, basketball and softball; transitioned into distance running and half Ironmans after high school. After having kids she found less time for training which eventually led to Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting; competing in several local competitions.

Attended a local community college earning an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. Has been in private practice since 2008 while teaching clinical dental hygiene since 2012. Where her passion for preventive health began. Now this passion has carried over to fitness and nutrition.

Jenna is a busy mom getting her workouts done in her garage before her kids wake up and heading to work. Spending most of her free time at the bmx track with her kids or on the river. Vacationing in the mountain hiking and watching her kids mountain bike.

Jenna believes that movement and good nutrition is the key to a long, active life. Committed to a sustainable well rounded diet based off the foods you love. Health and fitness have always been her passion.
CREDENTIALS
Certified Personal Trainer
Online Nutrition Coach

Missy

LA based, but AZ native! Food enthusiast with hesitations… that is until I met The Body Shop Erik! Private trainers, crash diets, Atkins, but as this list goes on, I will cut to the chase… Lost 35 pounds and have been educated: food is not the enemy, but the ally in body transformation.

With a private trainer three days a week for two and half years and numerous weight loss ploys throughout the earlier years, I never seemed to achieve that “summer beach body.” I hurt my back, lost the ability to workout… and then my sister-in-law mentioned Erik and the wonders he does: “Just try it Missy, you like to follow the rules!”

Knowing When You Are Ready: With that, I set out and came across some amazing milestones. My 40 th birthday present to myself was this body transformation that I thought was something almost near impossible to achieve. Now, I am here to spread some positivity, keep the communication open and help those see that what they think is the “impossible” is actually quite possible.

Coached by Erik Young with continued mentorship! Here to inspire those to start their journey. I will coach those who are afraid of the carbs, afraid of the calorie intake, and afraid to enjoy some delicious food and know that living the life of healthy and sustainable food is a lot more fun than you can imagine.

(Food) References – Non-Restrictive: El Compadre (LA), Casa Vega (LA), Casa Reynoso (AZ), Nobu (LA), Kiwami (LA), Craigs (LA), Rao’s (LA), Angry Crab (AZ)… etc.

Hobbies include writing with creativity and enjoying life…as well as hiking with the fur-babies, cardio exercise, learning new things, continued nutrition cultivation, and helping others to achieve their goals without demonizing food and restricting their life.

Bachelor’s Arizona State University
CREDENTIALS
Certified Personal Trainer
Online Nutrition Coach

Lisa Keller

Lisa is a long time client and former NPC competitor turned coach. Lisa began working with co-founder Erik Young in January 2013 and quickly became eager to learn the science behind flexible dieting. After transforming her body for a competition in October 2013 she knew she had found a nutrition system that truly let her balance having a ‘real life’ with health and fitness.

Over the last 10 years she has embraced flexible dieting and thrived while overcoming the hurdles we all face as part of daily life. With the "power of macros" she has been able to stay consistent with her nutrition through divorce, the dating scene, wedding planning, two home renovations, pregnancy and now parenthood. Lisa has a passion for teaching others that you actually CAN have your cake and eat it too!
CREDENTIALS
Certified Personal Trainer
Online Nutrition Coach

Hailey Jones

Hailey is passionate about mental and physical wellness and determined to help people reach their goals while still eating their favorite foods. In 2012, she struggled heavily with her mental and physical health, and it was at that time when she met Erik and began her journey to improve her health. His mentoring has been the driving force behind the desire to coach and help people the same way he helped her.

Hailey is an Arizona native and grew up in an extremely competitive and athletic family. With over 16 years of rodeo, softball, and just an overall active lifestyle; health and fitness has always been a huge part of her life. She is newly married to her husband Zak, and together they have 3 dogs and a horse. When she’s not outside caring for the dogs or riding her horse, she’s spending time with her family, hitting the gym, and learning some new Krav Maga moves.

Hailey finds it so important that her clients look past the fad diets and focus on a lifestyle that is more sustainable. She is committed to helping her clients succeed on their nutrition journey while enjoying everything they eat.
CREDENTIALS
Certified Personal Trainer
Online Nutrition Coach

Kenzey Bowman

Kenzey is passionate about sports and living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. As a former division 1 softball player, she had to learn how to train and eat without the strict lifestyle that she previously had as a college athlete. Once she learned how to do that, she aspired to help people become healthy in a way that didn’t mean restriction or missing out on social events.

Kenzey is an Arizona native who graduated from the University of South Alabama with her now husband Braedon and they have been moving around ever since while Braedon has played in the NFL for the Jets and Chargers.

While in California, Kenzey was a personal trainer and loved it. Now she is back in Arizona and wants to show people that they can eat the foods they love and look and feel the way they want to.
CREDENTIALS
BS in Professional Health Sciences
Certified Personal Trainer
Online Nutrition Coach

Lauren Featherstone

Lauren's mission is to help you get off of the diet roller coaster and create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that works for you! As a former dancer and swimmer, she developed a love for health and fitness at a young age. While other teens were reading Seventeen Magazine, she was consuming every inch of Self and Women's Health. In 2012, Lauren graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelors in Print Journalism and a plan to combine her two passions, writing for a health magazine; however, years of experimenting with many of the fad "diets" she read about led to a struggle for balance.

After being both under and overweight, trying everything from Slimfast to Paleo, HCG and everything in between, Lauren finally found stability counting macros in 2016. She was the heaviest she'd ever been and began a journey of self-discovery for both physical and mental health. In July 2017, after losing 45 pounds herself, Lauren hired coach and co-founder, Tommy Jeffree. 

Since then she has lost an additional 45 pounds and competed in two NPC bikini competitions. Now she wants to pay it forward and help you stop the yo-yo dieting and restrictions to create a fun and balanced lifestyle. Between her own experiences and mentoring from Tommy, this Arizona native is ready to share her knowledge and help you achieve and maintain a healthy mind and body!
CREDENTIALS
Certified Personal Trainer
Online Nutrition Coach
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